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chapter 14 chapter 14: A conversation with a flower seller
A conversation with a flower seller
A conversation with a flower seller
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A CONVERSATION WITH A FLOWER SELLER

A conversation about buying flowers from a woman flower seller. These are sold fresh from shikaras, which go from houseboat to houseboat. There are also a few shops which sell flowers. In the city, a vegetable seller keeps seasonal flowers, such as lotuses and marigolds, which are used by the Kashmiri Pandits for the morning prayers.

Flower seller: Would you like to buy (some) flowers, sir?

Ashok: Yes, what kind of flowers do you have?

Flower seller: (Here) you see (I have) roses, lotuses, and narcissi.

Ashok: Are these flowers fresh?

Flower seller: Yes, sir, these are absolutely fresh flowers. You may see (for yourself).

Ashok: All right. How much are roses?

Flower seller: The roses are two rupees a bouquet.

Ashok: What price are lotuses and narcissi?

Flower seller: A bouquet of lotuses or narcissi is one rupee.

Ashok: All right, give me (some) roses and (some) lotuses.

Flower seller: (Do you want) red or yello roses?

Ashok: (Not yellow) red ones.

Flower seller: Here, please take them.

Ashok: How much money will that be?

Flower seller: Three rupees.

Ashok: I have a five rupee bill.

Flower seller: That is all right. I have change.

Ashok: All right, (I hope you will) come again tomorrow.
 

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